Report from the Legislature – October 28, 2021

This week saw the new session of the Saskatchewan Legislature open with the Speech from the Throne, outlining our goals for this session and for the years ahead. As we manage our way through the pandemic, we are focused on building a better Saskatchewan – a stronger, safer, healthier, better educated and more independent Saskatchewan. […]

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SASKATCHEWAN PLANNING DELIVERY OF VACCINATIONS FOR FIVE TO 11 YEAR OLDS

Saskatchewan has ordered 112,000 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine specially formulated for children aged five to 11 with delivery anticipated in mid-November, 2021.   The Saskatchewan Health Authority is currently working to ensure plans are in place to deliver vaccinations to this age group as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine receives approval from Health Canada. […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: EXPANDING PHYSICIAN ENGAGEMENT ON VACCINATIONS

People trust their family physicians to guide their health care decisions and supporting conversations on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines can only protect more residents during the pandemic. Work is underway to expand COVID-19 vaccine available through physician offices throughout the province.  Allowing physicians the option of having COVID-19 vaccine available in their offices […]

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MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENTS AVAILABLE TO ELIGIBLE COVID-POSITIVE PATIENTS

Starting October 25, monoclonal antibodies will be available to treat clinically appropriate patients who have contracted COVID-19, with the intent of preventing unvaccinated or severely immunosuppressed residents who have contracted COVID-19 from requiring hospitalization. Monoclonal antibodies may be used in early treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 illness in unvaccinated patients who are deemed at-risk […]

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Report from the Legislature – October 21, 2021

Thank you to the people of Saskatchewan who have responded to the call to get vaccinated. Over 1.6 million doses of the vaccine have now been administered with nearly 85 per cent of those 12 years of age or older receiving their first dose.    Getting vaccinated makes a difference when it comes to the […]

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STICK IT TO COVID: EXPANDING BOOSTER DOSE ELIGIBILITY

Starting October 25, the COVID-19 vaccination booster program will be expanded.  COVID-19 boosters will be administered at least six months after the second dose was received for the following groups: Individuals aged 65 years and older. Individuals living in the Far North and those living on First Nation communities, aged 50 years and older. Health care […]

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NEW PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER REQUIRES PROOF OF VACCINATION IN ADDITIONAL VENUES

A new Public Health Order will come into effect at 12:01 Monday October 18 that will add some businesses and retail outlets now requiring Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test for public access. New Additions to the Public Health Order Now Requiring POV or Negative Test Proof of vaccination or a negative test will be […]

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Report from the Legislature – October 7, 2021

October has once again been proclaimed as Agriculture Month in Saskatchewan. As we recognize local producers for their dedication to the agriculture sector, I encourage you to participate in #CelebrateAg on social media. In collaboration with industry partners, Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan will share food stories about modern agriculture throughout October. The ongoing dry […]

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PROVINCIAL COMMAND ASSUMES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the Provincial Command is being activated through the Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) to lead the emergency management response to COVID-19. “This is being done to better coordinate the pandemic response between government ministries and staff, ensure the right resources are in the right place at the right time […]

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FLU SHOT APPOINTMENTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Starting today, Saskatchewan residents are able to begin booking appointments to receive this year’s flu vaccine. “The Government of Saskatchewan strongly encourages residents to get their flu shot this year,” Health Minister Paul Merriman said.  “Protecting yourself and your loved ones from contracting influenza is a simple thing we can all do to further ease […]

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